Leadership

Immunity Breeds Impunity

Immunity Breeds Impunity

Accountability’s missing link – jail time! As VIP’s go, you can’t get much higher than a Saudi prince, specifically billionaire…

Smart Leaders Focus On Execution First And Strategy Second

Smart Leaders Focus On Execution First And Strategy Second

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is…

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing. The strategy consultants come in, do their…

‘South Africa From Hero To Zero… And Back Again?’

‘South Africa From Hero To Zero… And Back Again?’

Setting aside the Gupta fiasco in South Africa, details may soon emerge of the extent that South Africa is now…

The Common Traps Of Working In Your Family’s Business

The Common Traps Of Working In Your Family’s Business

“What’s wrong — is the company going bankrupt? Are we being sold?” For Charlie, who had joined his family’s bakery…

“Numbers Take Us Only So Far”

“Numbers Take Us Only So Far”

I was once evicted from an apartment because I was black. I had secured a lovely place on the banks…

Surviving The Age Of Disruption With Design Thinking

Surviving The Age Of Disruption With Design Thinking

In a world in which ambitious new businesses come and go within months, and long-established corporate bigwigs are toppled by…

How Office Politics Corrupt the Search for High-Potential Employees

How Office Politics Corrupt the Search for High-Potential Employees

Few topics have captivated talent management discussions more intensely than potential. The obsession with predicting who may be a future star or the next top leader has influenced…

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Sales and marketing were once disciplines ruled by emotions. But somewhere along the way, we recognized that they were based…

No Radical Economic Transformation Without Economic Growth

No Radical Economic Transformation Without Economic Growth

Economic transformation in SA is long overdue, but current talk about radical economic transformation is “mere political rhetoric”, said panellists…